I will be transferring at Paris CDG aeroport, between two different airline partners, having a single ticket(my bags are checked-in, won’t have to leave the airside). But I will land at T2E, and will have to transfer to T2A.

Is it possible to transfer airside from T2E to T2A at Paris CDG Aéroport without passing through border control or customs?

Thanks in advance for your help.

  • Related/possible duplicate: Do I need to pass through immigration in CDG? Commented Aug 22, 2022 at 19:49
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    @MichaelSeifert hrmm the answer there is outdated, they shuffled the shuttles. And also that was of different terminals.
    – user4188
    Commented Aug 23, 2022 at 3:55
  • I'm curious, what are your incoming and outgoing flights? T2E/T2A connections are not very common.
    – jcaron
    Commented Aug 23, 2022 at 8:27
  • @jcaron, gulf air till Paris, then Air canada. Both are interline partners and Gulf air told me they’ll check the baggage through end destination.
    – J S
    Commented Aug 23, 2022 at 12:00

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There are shuttles, you want the blue one. You definitely won't need to pass immigration/customs but you might need to pass security, likely before boarding the shuttle

Blue shuttle

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    You not finding some information is no fault of yours. There's a reason CDG is constantly featured on top 10 worst airport lists. I have a very hard time properly sourcing my claim nonetheless this is so based on many trip reports and also the page splitting between the land side and the air side shuttles.
    – user4188
    Commented Aug 23, 2022 at 3:51
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    @JS Note that for some nationalities, you need a transit visa even if you do not go through immigration. What is your citizenship?
    – jcaron
    Commented Aug 23, 2022 at 8:26
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    @jcaron I’m an Indian citizen, and hold valid residence of Canada, so I’ll be exempted from that requirement. Thanks a lot for presenting a very valid point.
    – J S
    Commented Aug 23, 2022 at 12:01
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    The official CDG website is really soooo bad.
    – jcaron
    Commented Aug 23, 2022 at 15:21
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    @JS If they can check you through, they should be able to deliver all boarding passes, but it can happen that it's not possible for some reason (mostly if the time between check-in and the departure of the second flight is beyond a certain limit). In that case you should be able to get the further boarding passes from a transfer desk airside.
    – jcaron
    Commented Aug 23, 2022 at 15:25

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